SOEs take centre stage on Ramaphosa's India visit

For a few hours on Saturday morning, President Cyril Ramaphosa could afford to let loose, and immerse himself in the spectacle that was India’s seventieth Republic day parade but the reality of the challenges he faces at home, quickly confronted him again, as soon as the parade was done. Courtesy #DStv403

NEW DEHLI - Three of the country’s crucial state-owned enterprises have taken centre stage as President Cyril Ramaphosa wrapped up his state visit to India. 

Captains of industry questioned why there’s no direct SAA flight between India and South Africa. 

A route the state-owned airline once had, but squandered at the height of state capture, allegedly at the machinations of the Guptas. 

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Ramaphosa is vowing to do all he can to reinstate SAA’s direct flight to India, 
to facilitate travel and investment between the two countries. 

He is also promising to do more to help strengthen Eskom, but he’s not giving away too much detail.

The president appears to be on the verge of concluding a deal that could pave the way for Denel to get into the lucrative Indian defence market. 

eNCA reporter Thulasizwe Simelane has the story from New Delhi, watch the video above.


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